October 2015 cattle prices were at $129, down $11 from the month before.  October 2015 cattle prices were down $34 from the same time last year.  This is the lowest monthly cattle prices have been in 2015.

Cattle prices reached $169 in November 2014, the highest in history.

Cattle prices in 2014 averaged $28 higher than 2013.

High $132.00 $169.00 $166.00
Low $121.00 $140.00 $129.00
Average $126.33 $154.33 $153.80
Month 2013 2014 2015
January $127.00 $140.00 $166.00
February $125.00 $145.00 $161.00
March $127.00 $150.00 $162.00
April $127.00 $150.00 $164.00
May $127.00 $147.00 $161.00
June $124.00 $148.00 $156.00
July $121.00 $157.00 $150.00
August $122.00 $159.00 $149.00
September $124.00 $158.00 $140.00
October $128.00 $163.00 $129.00
November $132.00 $169.00  
December $132.00 $166.00  
Source:  NASS/USDA/ steers and heifers, over 500#.

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High $104.00 $126.00 $128.00
Low $87.60 $110.00 $116.00
Average $97.23 $117.17 $123.08
Month 2010 2011 2012
January $87.60 $110.00 $124.00
February $90.50 $111.00 $126.00
March $95.70 $118.00 $128.00
April $101.00 $122.00 $123.00
May $99.70 $115.00 $122.00
June $94.80 $110.00 $121.00
July $96.00 $115.00 $116.00
August $98.10 $114.00 $118.00
September $99.50 $117.00 $123.00
October $98.90 $122.00 $124.00
November $101.00 $126.00 $126.00
December $104.00 $126.00 $126.00
Source:  NASS/USDA/ steers and heifers, over 500#.